Interested in Creating Your Own Study Abroad Program?

From choosing a destination to writing a proposal, the UCA Office of Study Abroad wants to help you each step of the way! UCA offers a variety of short-term Faculty Led Study Abroad Opportunities each year. Typically lasting 10 days to one month, these programs include UCA courses taught by faculty traveling with the students.


A proposal checklist is offered on the second page of the STSA Proposal Paperwork. A complete proposal should include the items listed on the checklist as well as the Itinerary and Budget Forms offered below.

All proposals should be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 with signatures of approval from departmental chairmen and college deans.


Proposal Paperwork for 2015 programs:

2015 STSA Proposal Paperwork

2015 Expedited STSA Proposal Paperworkfor programs that have been approved and are unchanged since 2012.

Faculty Led Budget Form

Sample Budget

Tips for Faculty Leaders


Faculty interested in proposing a program are encouraged to meet with Office of Study Abroad personnel to discuss their plans prior to the proposal deadline. Contact to schedule a meeting.



The type of program varies depending on the faculty leader and subject matter and faculty choose study abroad destinations for a variety of reasons. You may have existing contacts from prior experience traveling/researching abroad or particular locations may be best suited for the a specific field of interest. A few things to consider…

  • Will the program be based in one city/town with side excursions, or will it involve traveling within one country or to several countries?
  • Does my chosen destination(s) have special entry and/or exit requirements that students should be made aware of in advance?
  • Has the U.S. Department of State issued any travel notices or warnings for my chosen destination(s)?Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings
  • Are acceptable accommodations in terms of safety and security available in each location for students and faculty?
  • Will the students stay in a homestay, campus dormitory, hostel or hotel?
  • How will ground transportation arrangements be managed?
  • Should I work with a study tour provider, a travel agent or a host institution abroad for logistical arrangements?
  • How many courses will be offered?
  • How long will the program be and during which session?
  • Will there be on-campus sessions before and/or after the study abroad component?
  • Will I be able to meet the contact hour requirements for each course offered?
  • How many faculty will be traveling/teaching?
  • Will the program include undergraduate and/or graduate courses?
  • To which group of students is this course geared, am I targeting a large enough group to ensure minimum enrollment numbers?
  • How will I advertise this opportunity to prospective students?



Educational Tour Providers: Customized Faculty-Led Study Tours

EF College Study Tours •

Justin Bruegenhemke • Director of University Development • • 314-484-8621

EF Curriculum Planner – View the EF College Study Tours guide for planning study abroad courses.

Culture Quest•

Alessandra Taddeucci • Travel Program Director • • 800-678-6877 ext 36

Sinogate Consulting Services, Inc. (CHINA)

John Pate • Owner •, • 479-968-4842, 86-13570438322

STA Travel •

John Evans •  Groups Logistics Coordinator • • 480-592-0868 ext. 22421, 800-714-6503

STA Faculty Led FL STSA – View Faculty Led Study Abroad Solutions from STA Travel

      Select Travel •

Judee Kaplan • Director of Sales • • 215-732-2686

      Academic Studies Abroad •

Lee Frankel • Director • • 888-845-4272 (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Peru and Spain)

Passports Educational Travel •

Katie Coburn • Admissions Coordinator • • 508-500-0228

Accent International Travel •

Jocelyn Ditzel • Program Development / Contract Coordinator • • 800-869-9291 (Florence, Rome, Paris, London, Madrid)